Friday, March 23, 2012

#8 & #9

Is this the day we are to announce the winners?  But I'm not done showing the quilts yet; isn't that the truth, there are always more quilts to see!

Anyway here is #8, Chancellorsville -  the block is the Virginia Reel block.  Doesn't it make you think of the South - how the young people danced the dance twirling around & around on the floor.

So you see the quilt blocks twirling -

Of course, it was at Chancellorsville that General Lee lost his right hand man Stonewall Jackson, who actually was mortally wounded by his own men at dark as he & his men rode the Orange Plank Road planning a counterattack for the next day. 

It was a turning point for the war favoring the North.

Here is #9, Vicksburg -

The town of Vicksburg, Mississippi lays high on a bluff along the river.  After many failures, Grant decided that the only way to win Vicksburg was by a prolonged siege of the city. 

The siege began in late May & lasted until July 4th of 1863;  a few days later Grant & his Union forces had taken complete control of the Mississippi Rive & cut off the states of Texas, Arkansas, & Louisiana from the rest of the Confederacy. 

The tides of war were turning.

See the city surrounded in the quilt??

I will post the winners later day!!


  1. I'm glad you're not done, I've enjoyed the stories that go along with the quilts.

  2. Pretty!! Love the movement in Chancellorsville but the 9 patches in Vicksburg catch my eye - that's one of my favorite blocks.

  3. Love each and every quilt! And nice to learn some history!

  4. Great both designs!! TFS

  5. Vicksburg is my absolute favorite one! Hopefully you will continue this journey - it's very interesting.

  6. I really enjoy the story behind the quilts; these two are no excepting. I like all the movement in Chancellorsville. Thanks for sharing.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...